Lecturer, Department of Media, Journalism and Film at the University of Huddersfield

Jennifer Hessler


Jennifer Hessler is a Lecturer in the department of Media, Journalism and Film at the University of Huddersfield. Her research/teaching specializations include television studies, media industries, audience studies, historiography, surveillance, and critical data studies.


Jennifer’s current book project, “Television Ratings: From the Audimeter to Big Data,” is a technological history of the Nielsen Ratings that examines the role of audience analytics and data-driven consumer surveillance in the foundation and evolution of commercial television. Her work appears in Television & New Media, The Velvet Light Trap, Participations, and Flow and in the forthcoming edited collections Laboring Bodies and the Quantified Self (Columbia University Press, 2020) and Border Crossings and Mobilities on Screen (Routledge, 2021).